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Contents

Introduction
Gregory V. Button and Mark Schuller

Chapter 1. A Poison Runs Through It: The Elk River Chemical Spill in West Virginia
Gregory V. Button and Erin R. Eldridge

Chapter 2. Whethering the Storm: The Twin Natures of Typhoons Haiyan and Yolanda
Greg Bankoff and George Emmanuel Borrinaga

Chapter 3. “The Tremors Felt Round the World”: Haiti’s Earthquake as Global Imagined Community
Mark Schuller

Chapter 4. Contested Narratives: Challenging the State’s Neoliberal Authority in the Aftermath of the Chilean Earthquake
Nia Parson

Chapter 5. Decentralizing Disasters: Civic Engagement and Stalled Reconstruction after Japan’s 3/11
Bridget Love

Chapter 6. Expert Knowledge and the Ethnography of Disaster Reconstruction
Roberto E. Barrios

Chapter 7. “We Are Always Getting Ready”: How Diverse Notions of Time and Flexibility Build Adaptive Capacity in Alaska and Tuvalu
Elizabeth Marino and Heather Lazrus

Chapter 8. Tempests, Green Teas, and the Right to Relocate: The Political Ecology of Superstorm Sandy
Melissa Checker

Bibliography
Index

Contextualizing Disaster

Edited by Gregory V. Button and Mark Schuller

214 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-280-7 Hb Published (September 2016)

ISBN  978-1-78533-319-4 Pb Published (September 2016)

eISBN 978-1-78533-281-4 eBook